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President dissolves Delhi Assembly, EC revokes notification for holding bypolls

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday dissolved the Delhi Assembly after which the Election Commission (EC) withdrew the notification issued for holding bypolls in the national capital.



New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday dissolved the Delhi Assembly after which the Election Commission (EC) withdrew the notification issued for holding bypolls in the national capital.

A notification issued by the Home Ministry said that President Pranab Mukherjee has dissolved the "Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi with immediate effect" on November 4.

The by-elections were to be held in the three Assembly constituencies - Mehrauli, Tughlakabad and Krishna Nagar - after the BJP leaders from these areas were elected to Lok Sabha.

The EC had earlier announced that elections in these constituencies were scheduled to be held on Nov 25.

The national capital is headed for fresh polls after Union Cabinet approved Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's report which recommended dissolution of the Delhi Assembly after holding talks with AAP, BJP and Congress.

Delhi has been under President's Rule since February 17 after the Arvind Kejriwal-led government resigned after 49 days.

From Zee News

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